Giant Anthem Advanced 27.5 0 Team - 2015

Giant Anthem Advanced 27.5 0 Team
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Let's hope your riding buddies like the sight of your rear wheel, because that's all they're going to see as you power down the trail on Giant's Anthem Advanced 27.5 0 Team. This rocket-like composite and aluminum race rig boasts Giant's Maestro suspension and a RockShox Monarch RL shock to tame rocky terrain while fast-rolling 27.5-inch composite wheels propel you over challenging obstacles. The tapered OverDrive steerer and 15mm through-axle on the 100mm-travel RockShox Sid World Cup XX fork ensure a true-tracking front end for slashing the corners. Of course, the Advanced-Grade Composite frame dispenses with all unnecessary weight, and SRAM's 11-speed XX1 drivetrain matches that gram-shedding ethos. Other awesome components include Avid XX World Cup hydraulic brakes, Schwalbe tubeless-ready tires, Giant's Contact SLR composite cockpit, and a sleek, supportive Fizik saddle.

Giant’s OverDrive 2 delivers up to 30%-better cornering and sprinting stiffness and control than non-tapered front ends with:
1/2) 1 ¼-inch/1 ½-inch diameter bearings
3) 1 ¼-inch diameter Giant stem
4) Tapered fork steerer
5) Giant OverDrive steerer plug

27.5-inch wheels (also known as 650B) offer the best characteristics of 26- and 29-inch wheels for an outstanding ride.

27.5-Inch (650B) wheel/tire performance.

Efficiency: Increasing the wheel diameter decreases the angle of attack (the angle at which round objects meet square objects). The lower the angle, the easier it is to roll over obstacles and maintain momentum.

Traction: With a larger diameter, the tire's contact patch increases, putting more rubber on the trail. A 27.5-inch (650B) has nearly the same contact patch as a 29er for superb acceleration, braking and cornering.

Weight: The weight of a 27.5 wheel, tire and tube is only 5% more than an identically built 26-inch wheel. Compare this to a 12% increase with a 29-inch wheel. Lighter wheels mean a lighter bike, and better climbing and acceleration.


Frame Giant Advanced-grade composite with ALUXX SL rear triangle, 4-inch travel, Maestro suspension
Fork RockShox SID World Cup XX, 100mm-travel w/OverDrive tapered steerer and 15mm through-axle, XLoc Full Sprint remote
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch RL
Rims/Wheels Giant P-XCR0 Wheel System, composite
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo, 27.5 x 2.25, tubeless ready
Crankset SRAM XX1
Chainrings 34T
Bottom Bracket SRAM Press Fit
Rear Derailleur SRAM XX1, Type 2
Rear Cogs SRAM XG1195, 11-speed: 10-42
Shifters SRAM XX1
Handlebars Giant Contact SLR Trail Composite, low-rise
Stem Giant Contact SLR Composite w/ Ti hardware, OverDrive 2
Brake Levers Avid XX World Cup
Brakes Avid XX World Cup, hydraulic, 6-inch rotor
Saddle Fizik Tundra M3
Seatpost Giant Contact SLR Composite


Giant 27.5 — Ride Without Limits


Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Small 08717611765724 50031214
Medium 08717611765731 50031215
Large 08717611765748 50031216


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SICK bike!


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  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Durable


    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking


    Hands down! One of the best bikes I have ridden in a long time!

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